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Dakota County Homes & Real Estate

See today’s Dakota County homes for sale below. Dakota County ranks third in population count in the state, with more than 405,000 residents. It is bordered by the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers to the north and the State of Wisconsin to the east. For additional information about Dakota County, Minnesota properties for sale or to schedule a private showing, contact your Minnesota real estate experts today! Read more about Dakota County real estate.

Dakota County Housing Market

Dakota County real estate offers homebuyers the best of both worlds — homes in both urban and rural settings. City slickers may want to shop for a home in South St. Paul, Lakeville or Burnsville, while those that crave more space will find what they seek in southern Dakota County, in the cities of Randolph, Vermillion or Farmington.

The Dakota County real estate market is comprised of 20 cities, 13 townships and three unincorporated communities. The county counts among its natural wonders 20 lakes, so residents are never too far from outdoor recreation. The Dakota County real estate market also offers a variety of home styles, from townhomes and condos to single-family dwellings. If you prefer a brand new home you’ll find lots of new construction in various parts of the county. The county seat is Hastings, a city with more than 22,000 residents. The Vermillion River enters the Mississippi River floodplain just south of Hastings. Two Dakota County cities have been named among the best places to live in the United States by Money Magazine. Apple Valley, in northwestern Dakota County, has made the list three times, and its neighbor, Eagan, ranked in the Top 20.

Dakota County earned 4th place in the 2014 Digital Counties Survey, conducted by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties. This annual survey recognizes counties that use technology to improve services and boost efficiencies. This is the 10th time that the county has made the list in the survey’s 12-year history.

Dakota County Community Amenities

Dakota County offers many amenities to its residents and home buyers. With plenty of lakes comes water sports, fishing and other activities. There is a large selection of parks, golf courses and many other outdoor activities, as well.

Dakota County Local Highlights

  • Minnesota Zoo, Mall of America and the Apple Valley Waterpark
  • Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve
  • Inver Wood Golf Course and Arbor Point Golf Club

Dakota County Area Schools

The county offers several highly-rated high schools. New home buyers should be aware that under Minnesota’s open enrollment statute, parents can exercise some form of school choice, of which many options often include open enrollment, charter schools, magnet schools and some online learning classes.

Dakota County Real Estate Agents

Considering the purchase of a home in Dakota County? Let our team of Minnesota real estate professionals assist you through the purchase of your new Dakota County house or the sale of your current residence. As local Dakota County real estate agents, we have expert insider knowledge of the dynamics unique to the Minnesota housing market.

To learn more about agent representation while buying or selling your Dakota County home, contact Kris Lindahl Real Estate, Official Partner of the Minnesota Wild. Check out our comparative market analysis page to receive a free property valuation in Dakota County.

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